Saturday, November 6, 2010

In the mean time.....

Hey ya'll, happy Saturday.

I ran a race with the kiddo this morning. I'd like to tell you more about it, but they had a problem with the timing chips among other things, so I don't have much to share yet. The results are supposed to be posted later today. They won't mean much though. The course was marked wrong, so everyone missed a turn and ran a half mile short. LAME-O

In the mean time here's another peek into the life of Blondie Family. If you'll travel back in time with me to last weekend.....

Mr.Blondie, the self-proclaimed nonrunner, is really into hiking. Go figure.



October in the North Georgia mountains is really beautiful. The past couple years we've made a trip to Amicalola Falls for some leaf peeping, which also has fantastic scenery and hiking trails. We wanted to try something new this year, and also wanted to avoid the madness that is Burt's Farm at Halloween time. Apparently it's the pumpkin picking mecca of Atlanta, and backs up traffic for miles on the road leading to Amicalola.

On the advice of a captain he flew with, we went to Tallulah Falls. Same driving distance, just a little further east. As much as I like Amicalola, I think this place was even better. It was much less crowded and the views were even more dramatic and breathtaking.





After the hike we needed some nourishment, so on the advice of fellow hikers we he headed 40 minutes west and ended up here.



It's quite the little town. When you first drive in you're not sure if you've entered in a Bavarian village or a Disney theme park. We made ourselves comfy in the biergarten, and had some brats washed down with hefeweizen. We listened to the live bands, then strolled through the chotsky stores. We wrapped things up with a little hand churned ice cream before hitting the road.

A little strange. A lot of fun.




Important question for all y'all. I love hefeweizens. What's your favorite type of beer?



3 comments:

  1. I prefer reds. Microbreweries usually have the best beers. My favorite? Yuengling, I hate living in the midwest and not being able to get it.

    Sorry the race got screwy!

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  2. We love Colonol Poole's near Amacalola. And Tallulah Gorge is beautiful! We camped at Rabun Beach last fall, but couldn't hike down into the canyon because we had our dogs with us.

    I don't like beer, but I'm a HUGE fan of Crumpy's Cider. It's like liquid apple pie. Yum!

    Sorry about your race!! That sucks...

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  3. I prefer reds. Microbreweries usually have the best beers. My favorite? Yuengling, I hate living in the midwest and not being able to get it.

    Sorry the race got screwy!

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